Senior Camdon Tuttle eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for his career to help Indian Lake slip past host Springfield Shawnee 67-65 on Friday in a Central Buckeye Conference boys basketball battle.
The Lakers are now 8-1 overall and 4-0 in the CBC. The Braves drop to 7-2, 3-1.
Tuttle made a free throw during the first quarter to become the seventh player in Laker history to reach 1,000 points.
The senior finished with 19 points.
Indian Lake had to withstand a second-half comeback by the Braves.
Raiders end losing streak, beat Graham 50-37
After a long wait, Benjamin Logan’s boys basketball team found itself back in the winning column on Friday.
The Raiders played well from start to finish en route to a 50-37 victory over visiting Graham in Central Buckeye Conference play.
The Raiders, who had not won a game since Feb. 9, 2022, improve to 1-11 overall and 1-3 in the CBC.
Graham drops to 4-5, 0-4.
The Raiders led by five points (12-7) after one quarter.
Ben Logan pushed its lead to 10 points (23-13) at halftime.
Pirates outduel Buccs for comeback win
Riverside went back-and-forth with Covington all night Friday, exchanging leads throughout the game and eventually overcoming a fourth-quarter deficit to come away with a 62-59 victory in a Three Rivers Conference boys basketball game.
Riverside improves to 5-5 overall (2-4). Covington drops to 3-6 (1-5).
The Pirates started the game red hot, connecting on five first-quarter three-pointers to take an early 18-13 lead.
Riverside cooled down in the second quarter, however.
The Buccs held the Pirates to just eight points in the second quarter, outscoring Riverside 11-8 to cut into the lead. Riverside led 26-24 at halftime.
Chiefs hang tough, but fall late to Cougars
Bellefontaine hung with conference-leading Kenton Ridge all night Friday, but couldn’t get over the hump late, falling 48-45 in a Central Buckeye Conference Kenton Trail division boys basketball contest.
The Chiefs (2-7, 1-3) grabbed an early, but the homestanding Cougars (8-2, 3-1) clawed back in the second quarter to take a halftime lead.
Kenton Ridge was able to do just enough in the second half to hold off a late Bellefontaine rally.
Jair Mundy scored eight of his 17 points in the first quarter. Bellefontaine was able to hold the Cougars to single-digit scoring in the first quarter and jumped out to a 10-8 lead heading into the second quarter.
A couple of well-timed three-point shots propelled Kenton Ridge into the lead. The Cougars outscored the Chiefs in the second quarter 15-10 to take a three-point advantage into halftime, 23-20.
Tigers suffer 1st OHC loss at hands of Southeastern
West Liberty-Salem’s boys basketball team dropped its first Ohio Heritage Conference game of the season Friday as visiting Southeastern defeated the Tigers 57-44.
WL-S falls to 6-2 overall and 6-1 in the OHC.
Southeastern improves to 6-4, 5-2.
WL-S emerged from the first quarter with a 12-11 lead.
However, the Trojans used a 14-6 run in the second quarter to lead 25-18 at halftime.